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Re: Voice Web

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 13:20:32 -0500
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Please read http://www-306.ibm.com/software/pervasive/multimodal/
and you'll find specs, demos, and software such as Opera's Multi-modal 

Please note that multi-modal here means using multiple modes of input and 
output at the same time, for example using a PDA and inputting by both 
tapping with the stylus and speaking text with voice recognition.  It 
assumes the user can see, hear, and talk.  Of course an application could 
be designed or modified for only using the Phone, but then it wouldn't be 
easily available to the deaf .  Typically screen readers provide access to 
the visual interface with minimal changes to the applications.  In my 
mind, multi-modal and accessibility are related, but really two different 

Phill Jenkins
IBM Research - Accessibility Center
11501 Burnet Rd,  Austin TX 78758  http://www.ibm.com/able

"Geoff Deering" <gdeering@acslink.net.au> 
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08/24/2004 12:32 PM

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Voice Web


Has anyone ever had a contract, tender or work proposal for a voice based
web site?

I ask this as I have a government department (via and agency) who wants me
to complete transfering a site into a CMS.  I have plenty of experience in
developing for web accessibility and screen readers, but I have to rewrite 
cover letter to address these issues as it seems they cannot find anyone
with enough experience in this area, and to me it appears that screen
readers would be the technology used, or is there something else?  I can't
get any other information from them.  Most of the other W3C technologies 
this area (VoiceXML / Aural CSS) that I know of are not really supported 
present, or am I wrong?

Dept has established a Voice website to inform its personnel about the 
Voice Network;  Voice Policy and Procedures;  and information of the
features and functionality for all standard Voice equipment in the Dept
Voice environment, to enhance client knowledge and skills and maximise
productivity in using Dept Voice equipment.

The website was constructed in Dreamweaver about a year ago.  It now
requires conversion to HIVE, in order to maintain consistency with CSIG
website management requirements, and much of the current information is
inaccurate.  The conversion to HIVE is currently about 90% complete, but
requires the engagement of a consultant to complete, and to maintain
currency of the website on a regular basis.

Geoff Deering
Received on Tuesday, 24 August 2004 18:21:21 UTC

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